Welcome to the first weekend reads of the new year — these are our favorite longer form reads from over the past week (or so). Pour a cup of coffee, settle into the comfy couch, and enjoy:
• Kevin Drum: America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead (MoJo)
• How Great Companies Think Differently (Harvard Business Review) see also Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs (designboom)
• WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON IN ICELAND (Studio Tendra)
• Less, Please (Commonweal)
• Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines (The Atlantic)
• The Rise of the Third Coast (New Geography)
• A Pickpocket’s Tale: The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins (The New Yorker)
• The Data Vigilante: Students aren’t the only ones cheating—some professors are, too. Uri Simonsohn is out to bust them (The Atlantic)
• The NRA’s hidden power (Los Angeles Times)
• The culture of the copy (The New Criterion) see also Monopoly Is Theft (Harper’s)
What are you up to this weekend?
How Much Will Your Taxes Jump?